Category: Weekend Meals

(Gordon Ramsey’s) Beef fillet with salsa verde

6 portions. Maximum cost: £60,  Skill level: Medium – requires a pestle and mortar,  Total cooking time: 40 to 45 minutes, 

Jamie Oliver vegan pie

(Jamie Oliver’s) Vegan shepherd’s pie

8 portions + Maximum cost: £20 for all ingredients, (includes a £9 bottle of wine) Skill level: Medium (lots of chopping),  Total cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes,

Nigel Slater duck and citrus salad

(Nigel Slater’s) Warm duck and citrus salad

4 portions. Maximum cost: £19.05,  Skill level: Super easy,  Total cooking time: 1 hour 40 mins,

The ultimate lasagne

(Jamie Oliver’s) Beef & butternut squash lasagne

8 Portions. Skill level: Medium,  Total cooking time: 3.5 hours, 

Tom Kerridge Ham & Mushroom Pie

(Tom Kerridge’s) Ham and mushroom pie

8 portions. Maximum cost: £16 (or if you use ham from the butcher’s counter, significantly more, but this will make a difference) Skill level: Difficult (ish),  Total cooking time: 2 hours, 

John Torode Chicken Pie

(John Torode’s) Chicken, ham & leek pie(s)

4 portions.  Maximum cost: £16.20,  Skill level:  Medium (uses shop bought pastry),  Total cooking time: 1 hr 45 mins, 

Hairy Bikers Chilli Con Carne

(Hairy Biker’s) Chilli con carne

4 portions. Maximum cost: £22.49 (£14.49 without the bottle of wine),  Calories: 302 per portion (excluding sides),  Skill level: Medium,  Total cooking time: 1 to 2 hours,